Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, opened a swimming pool that has a depth of 60 meters.
Located in Dubai’s Nad Al Sheba neighborhood, Deep Dive Dubai’s pool has been officially verified by Guinness World Records as the world’s deepest swimming pool.
It holds 14 million liters of water, the equivalent of six Olympic-sized swimming pools.
One of the Deep Dive Dubai pool’s biggest attractions is its sunken city. Divers will be able to explore an underwater world, complete with an abandoned streetscape, apartment, garage, arcade, and other interesting features.
The pool attraction includes two underwater habitats with a dry chamber at 6 and 21 meters and it also has 56 underwater cameras which cover nearly all angles of the swimming pool. Not only this, but the pool also has sound and mood lighting systems.
Areas with large views on the lower levels of the floors of the building allow diners at the restaurant and other rooms to have a view of the underwater environment.
The pool’s fresh water is filtered and circulated every six hours through siliceous volcanic rock, NASA-developed filter technology, and UV radiation, according to Dubai Media Office. The swimming pool water has a temperature maintained at 30 degrees Celsius for the sake of divers comfort.
— Hamdan bin Mohammed (@HamdanMohammed) July 7, 2021
Currently, the swimming pool is only open by invitation with public bookings that will open in late July through its website. They are open to both residents and visitors aged 10 and over, ranging from complete beginners to professional athletes and divers.
Diving courses by Deep Dive Dubai
Deep Dive Dubai offers courses across three categories. First is the “Discover category” which includes those people who want to try a single dive or take their initial step towards the certification as a diver.
However, the “Dive category” allows people to dive but within their certification limits. The “Develop category” is for training to help develop skills and gain scuba diving and freediving certifications from entry-level to the technical level and lastly instructor level.
Freediving and scuba diving experiences- and courses are offered to all ability levels by a hand-picked team of international diving experts.
Deep Dive Dubai is located in a 1,500sqm facility shaped like a giant oyster in a nod to the UAE’s pearl diving heritage.